Fr. John M. Zeder

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

A woman filed suit in 3/03 (dismissed on SOL 9/06) alleging she was abused by two priests. She said she was raped by Zeder between 1978 and 1981 and abused by Thomas Keating in 1982 after she told him what Zeder had done. She also says that Zeder threatened to put her in a mental institution if she told. The woman said she told Bishop Moynihan in 2002. Zeder was removed from public ministry in 7/02 and permanently removed from active priesthood as of 6/03. On diocese’s list 12/3/18. Noted to be deceased.

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